Settanta chilometri di fuga per Filippo Tagliani e quasi altrettanti per Simon Pellaud (Bettiniphoto). È andata così la Modena-Cattolica (177 chilometri) per l’Androni Giocattoli Sidermec che al Giro non manca di mettersi in evidenza.
Tagliani è andato in fuga al pronti via con Marengo: 70 chilometri all’attacco conclusi proprio sul traguardo volante di Imola, vinto dal corridore dell’Androni Giocattoli Sidemec. Al chilometri 108 è stato poi Simon Pellaud a lanciare l’attacco in compagnia di Gabburo. Ai due si è aggiunto Gougeard quasi una cinquantina di chilometri più tardi. L’azione è durata fino ai meno tre chilometri dal traguardo dove la volata del gruppo compatto se l’è aggiudicata Caleb Ewan.
In maglia rosa c’è sempre De Marchi. In casa Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Tagliani guida la classifica dei traguardi volanti, Pellaud quella della combattività.
Domani sesta tappa da Grotte di Frasassi ad Ascoli.

— Team Androni Sidermec to

Bauhaus Takes Stage 1 at Tour de Hongrie

Team Bahrain Victorious got off to a great start at their first visit to the Tour de Hongrie as Phil Bauhaus sprinted to victory on Stage 1.

The 173km stage started in Siófok, featuring a relatively flat stage with only one category three climb. An early breakaway formed from about 20km into the race, and on the Igal climb, they had a gap of around three minutes. The peloton always managed the gap with several teams looking for the bunch sprint.

With around 7km to go, the race was all back together. The teams were then fighting for position in the lead out to the sprint. Bauhaus was able to launch his sprint and take the victory in Kaposvár. With the win, Bauhaus goes into the leader and the points jersey.

Tour de Hongrie 2021 – 42nd Edition – 1st stage Siofok – Kaposvar 177 km – 12/05/2021 – Phil Bauhaus (GER – Bahrain Victorious) – photo Igor Stancík/BettiniPhoto©2021

Bauhaus was delighted with the win: “It was a controlled race, and everyone expected the bunch sprint. We were really good together, and we executed our goals well. In the last corner, with 1.2km to go, I needed to be in front, and I made my way up to the front, and I could fight for the good wheels. I felt really good, and I still had a lot of power for the sprint to go for the win.

It’s good news for the team following the bad news from the Giro with Mikel. I hope it gives everyone morale for the next days for the guys at the Giro, and it’s important for our team in general.”

Tour de Hongrie 2021 – 42nd Edition – 1st stage Siofok – Kaposvar 177 km – 12/05/2021 – Ahmed Madan (BRN – Bahrain Victorious) – photo Igor Stanc’k/BettiniPhoto©2021

It was also the first race for the first Bahraini rider Ahmed Madan, who was happy to make his debut and for the team to win: “It was a perfect first day of racing with the team. All the guys were really welcoming and helpful with my first race. The team all stayed together, and I was moving well with the team. I pulled back when the pace picked up for the sprint, but the guys did a perfect job and took the win.

After the race, we heard the news about Mikel’s crash, and I really hope he recovers soon.”

— Simona Mazzoleni to

Tour de Hongrie opens with a chaotic sprint and Peron just outside the top 20

Head Sports Director Massimo Podenzana:

“Well, I think it’s fair to say that today woke the legs up! It was a pretty hard stage and like all the races we have done this year, it was very fast. We had two objectives today, we wanted to get up the road in the breakaway to try and have a chance of getting in the KOM jersey like last year and secondly to help Mehdi over the climbs and support him in the sprint at the end.”

“Three guys went away after around 30kilometers and we weren’t there, so Charles tried to bridge across, but those guys weren’t waiting and around and it was too much for him to do alone.

“By that point we knew we had left it too late to get any of the available KOM points and had to settle for trying to go for something in the sprint. Mehdi was caught too far back, so Andrea tried his best, but it was very hectic, and he was a little short of the top 20 guys.”

Andrea Peron

“We all tried to get something going with a breakaway right from the start today, but because of the early intermediate sprint the bunch didn’t want to let anything go and when the trio went, we were too far back and Charles tried to make it over, but he was wasting too much energy stuck in the middle on his own.”

“The final sprint was quite chaotic, fast and technical before the line and we initially wanted to work for Mehdi, but he had to hit the brakes on the last corner and fell back. I tried to adjust and move up to have a chance of the top ten, but there just wasn’t enough road. For sure we will try again tomorrow, every stage apart from Saturday will most likely end in a sprint and that’s three more chances for us.”

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Giro d’Italia Donne – Rally Cycling

Rally Cycling’s women have been invited to compete at the Giro d’Italia Donne this July. The newly rebranded race, celebrating its 32nd year, is the closest thing to a Grand Tour in women’s cycling, so to be included among the 24 teams invited is a huge opportunity for the team.

We’re delighted to have received an invitation to the Giro Rosa, the pinnacle of women’s stage racing,” says Charles Aaron, Rally Cycling’s managing director. “It’s a testament to the women on our squad, as well as our support staff around the athletes, all of whom work tirelessly to achieve the best results possible. I’m especially proud that we will be sharing Rally Health’s message of living healthier lives on the biggest stage of all in women’s cycling.”

Full details of the 10-stage route are yet to be released, but this year’s event will race through the northern regions of Piedmont, Lombardia, Liguria, Veneto, and Friuli Venezia Giulia. There will be two time trials along the way (one team, one individual) and the race will end in the Julian Alps near the border between Italy and Slovenia.

In the past, the race has included iconic mountain passes like the Mortirolo, Zoncolan, and Stelvio, justifying its status at the pinnacle of women’s stage racing.

There is no question that it’ll be one of the most challenging ten days that Rally Cycling’s women will face in 2021, but it will also provide plenty of opportunities for the varying talents of the deep roster.

The organizers have promised live coverage of the final phases of each stage, plus post-stage video analysis, which will be available worldwide.

July 2 – Stage 1: Fossano Cuneo – Team Time Trial
July 3 – Stage 2: Vado Ligure to Prato Nevoso
July 4 – Stage 3: Casale Monferrato to Ovada
July 5 – Stage 4: Formazza to Riale di Formazza – Individual Time Trial
July 6 – Stage 5: Carugate
July 7 – Stage 6: Colico to Colico (Lake Como)
July 8 – Stage 7: Valtellina
July 9 – Stage 8: Schio
July 10 – Stage 9: Fregona
July 11 – Stage 10: Cividale to Matajur (1,642m summit in the Julian Alps)

— Kit Nicholson to

Ludovic Robeet de la Wallonie à la Bretagne

Après un son printemps très réussi,  marqué notamment par sa victoire à la Nokere Koerse, Ludovic Robeet revient aux affaires, après un bon break réparateur, dans le cadre de la 3e manche de la Bingoal Cycling Cup au Circuit de Wallonie. Notre coureur brabançon retrouvera ensuite les routes bretonnes du Tro Bro Leon où il entend jouer sa carte, dans les “Ribins” qu’il apprécie.

Ludovic Robeet. « Je devais en principe enchaîner les courses flandriennes avec les 4 Jours de Dunkerque, qui ont été annulés. On a donc décidé de faire une vraie coupure, qui m’a fait du bien. J’ai oublié le vélo pendant 4 jours et j’ai ensuite repris l’entraînement. Je serai donc en reprise au Circuit de Wallonie, où je m’étais classé 2e en 2017. Nous nous présentons cette année avec une équipe très compétitive, articulée autour de nos deux sprinters Boris Vallée et Stan Aniolkowski. Je me mettrai donc à leur service. Cette course sera aussi une bonne préparation pour la course de dimanche, le Tro Bron Léon, une course que j’apprécie beaucoup. J’ai beaucoup travaillé avec notre entraîneur Christophe Prémont pour arriver en top-forme en Bretagne. J’adore le parcours de la course, les chemins de terre, les “Ribins”, que je trouve amusants. Cette course se fait à l’usure et je pense qu’elle est parfaite pour mon type de coureur: ce n’est pas une course de sprinters, ni de grimpeurs. Je vais donc viser un résultat en Bretagne. »

Sélection pour le Tro Bro Léon

— eric to




With the Giro d’Italia in full swing, Androni Giocattoli Sidermec, with another part of the team, will also be involved in Hungary in these days. The team, in fact, will race the Tour de Hongrie which will start today and end on May 16 after five stages. In the race there will be Luca Chirico, Matteo Malucelli, Leonardo Marchiori, the Hungarian Janos Pelikan, the Croatian Josip Rumac and Mattia Viel.
The team will be led by Leonardo Canciani and Daniele Righi, the Tuscan sports director who will make his debut with Androni Giocattoli Sidermec.

— Team Androni Sidermec to

Demostrar lo aprendido – Equipo Kern Pharma

La Challenge de Mallorca (España, 4x UCI 1.1, 13-16/05), prueba que marcó el debut del Equipo Kern Pharma la pasada temporada en el campo profesional, y la Tro Bro Leon (Francia, UCI 1.Pro, 16/05) serán el escenario de competición del conjunto navarro esta semana, que afronta ambos retos con el espíritu de demostrar todo aprendido estas pasadas semanas.

La ronda mallorquina es un clásico de inicio de temporada que este 2021 se ha visto obligado a cambiar sus habituales fechas del frío mes de enero por el florido mayo. Siete ciclistas acompañados por Juanjo Oroz, manager del Equipo Kern Pharma y director en la challenge, disfrutarán desde el jueves de cuatro atractivos y montañosos recorridos: Trofeo Calvia, Trofeo Serra Tramuntana, Trofeo Port d’Andratx y Trofeo Alcudia.

“La Challenge de Mallorca es el retorno a la competición de Urko Berrade, a quien pensamos que le ha llegado el momento, pues los dos próximos meses van a ser muy buenos para él y para el equipo”, valora Juanjo Oroz. “La vuelta es montañosa y vamos a poder disfrutar de grandes jornadas de ciclismo. Para nosotros es otra oportunidad de rendir y medirnos con los corredores de equipos WorldTour y creo que estamos mucho más cerca de ellos que en enero”.

El técnico navarro destaca el potente ‘siete’ que embarca hacia Mallorca y el trabajo realizado estos meses, pues “han servido de aprendizaje y lo van a demostrar en la carretera”. “Pensamos que cuando la carretera se incline hacia arriba podrán estar cerca de los primeros”, asegura Oroz.

El domingo, un segundo bloque farmacéutico dirigido por Jon Armendariz, director adjunto del Equipo Kern Pharma, se dará cita en la >Tro Bro Leon (Francia, UCI 1.Pro, 16/05), una bonita, pero dura clásica francesa en la que los ciclistas del conjunto navarro completarán un recorrido de 207 kilómetros y 26 cotas.

“Es nuestra primera vez en una clásica de norte, con caminos de sterrato. Entendemos que va a ser una experiencia difícil para el equipo, pero este equipo no está hecho para un día”, reconoce Juanjo Oroz , para quien la prueba francesa brindará “una experiencia muy válida para el futuro”. “Nos gustaría tener algo que decir en las clásicas”, concluye el manager del Equipo Kern Pharma.Challenge de Mallorca (España, 4x UCI 1.1, 13-16/05)Web oficial de la carrera

13/05 – 11:55 – 16:15. Trofeo Calvia Peguera – Palmanova, 168,5 km

Jon Agirre, Sergio Araiz, Urko Berrade, Carlos García Pierna, Jordi López, Daniel Méndez, José Félix Parra14/05 – 11:30 – 15:20. Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana. Lloseta – Deià , 158,6 km

Jon Agirre, Sergio Araiz, Urko Berrade, Carlos García Pierna, Jordi López, Daniel Méndez, José Félix Parra15/05 – 11:55 – 16:00. Trofeo Port d’Andratx – Mirador des Colomer (Pollença) , 161,3 km

Jon Agirre, Sergio Araiz, Urko Berrade, Carlos García Pierna, Jordi López, Daniel Méndez, José Félix Parra16/05 – 10:00 – 14:00. Trofeo Alcudia – Port d’Alcuida: 169,8 km

Jon Agirre, Sergio Araiz, Urko Berrade, Carlos García Pierna, Jordi López, Daniel Méndez, José Félix ParraCobertura

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Televisión en diferido: Resúmenes diarios de 20 minutos en Teledeporte a las 20:00Tro Bro Leon (Francia, UCI 1.Pro, 16/05) Web oficial de la carrera | Libro de Ruta

16/05 – 11:25 – 16:30. Lannilis, 207 kmAlineación
Álex Jaime, Diego López, Martí Márquez, Savva Novikov, Ibon Ruiz, Danny van der TuukCobertura

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Israel Start-Up Nation brings strong, balanced team to Tour de Hongrie

  • Itamar Einhorn starts his 2021-season: ‘Finally’
  • Ben Moshe joins WorldTour-team for first time: ‘Worked for this for long time’.
  • Pridham from Rwanda to Hungary: ‘Great adventure’

Israel Start-Up Nation returns to the Tour de Hongrie. The race that Israel Cycling Academy won in 2019 with Krists Neilands, features the return of Israeli sprinter Itamar Einhorn and the WorldTour-team debut of Yuval Ben Moshe.

Back from knee injury

Einhorn suffered a knee injury at the beginning of the season, so the sprinter took time for his recovery, did some races on the track, and is returning to begin his road competition for the 2021-season in Hungary.

Recovering from the knee injury took Einhorn longer than expected, he says. “However, now I feel like I am ready to race on the road again. This race will be special and I can imagine that I have to get used to the peloton feeling once again.”

“From my experiences on the track over the last few weeks, I do know that I am on the right way,” Einhorn continues. “We are going to Hungary with a number of fast guys, and I am looking forward to racing with them. I see the Tour de Hongrie as a build-up to bigger races yet to come.”

Ben Moshe introduced to WorldTour-team

The Tour de Hongrie also means Yuval Ben Moshe’s WorldTour debut. The Israeli sprinter is excited to get a chance to show himself.

“I am really looking forward to the Tour de Hongrie,” Ben Moshe says. “With the continental riders who are living in Girona, I have been training a lot. We motivate each other, especially when we share each other’s stories about racing.”

Ben Moshe: “Getting the chance to race in the WorldTour-colors is something I have been looking forward to, and worked for, for a long time.”

“For us, as continental team-riders, it is an amazing thing that we can sometimes race with the WorldTour-team,” Ben Moshe says. “We gain experience and I am sure that I will learn a lot during the week in Hungary.”

Mixture of riders

Sports director Dirk Demol says Israel Start-Up Nation has a balanced team. “We bring powerhouses, youngsters, experienced riders, sprinters, and a good climber. There is a large variety in the stages and we will play our cards accordingly.”

Demol will be accompanied by Cherie Pridham. The first female sports director in the WorldTour has a busy racing schedule and traveled straight from the Tour du Rwanda to the Tour de Hongrie.

“Rwanda was a great adventure,” she says, “especially having the community #RacingForChange projects. I am sure the Tour de Hongrie will be a nice race too.”

Israel Start-Up Nation’s line up for Tour de Hongrie:

  • Ben Hermans
  • Rudy Barbier
  • Itamar Einhorn
  • Taj Jones
  • Tom Van Asbroeck
  • Yuval Ben Moshe

Sports directors: Dirk Demol and Cherie Pridham
Tour de Hongrie: 12-16 May

— Sjors Beukeboom to

Tratnik 5th on Stage 4 as Landa makes first move in the battle for GC

Stage 4 of the Giro d’Italia didn’t disappoint as the GC battle was brought to life by Mikel Landa on the final climb. It was a long and gruelling day in the saddle from Piacenza to Sestola, with riders taking on 187km in the pouring rain.

The stage started with an early breakaway of over 20 riders, including Jan Tratnik. The break saw two riders attack with the gap from the peloton going over 6 minutes as they took a minute over the rest of the breakaway.

With 20km to go, and on the final descent, Bahrain Victorious took control with the descending expertise of Matej Mohorič while Rafael Valls pushed the pace on the climbs causing riders to fall off the back of the group. The opportunity came with 4km to go, and Landa was the first of the GC favourites to attack, dropping some of the big favourites.

The accelerations came a bit too late for the stage victory, but it ignited the GC. Tratnik held on to 5th after being in the breakaway all day, while Landa took time off some of his rivals in the GC.

Giro d’Italia 2021 – 104th Edition – 4th stage Piacenza – Sestola 187 km – 11/05/2021 – Jan Tratnik (SLO – Bahrain Victorious) – photo Tommaso Pelagalli/BettiniPhoto©2021

Joe Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates) managed to win the stage in the breakaway while Alessandro De Marchi (Israel Start-Up) moved into the Maglia Rosa.

Gorazd Štangelj, Head Sports Director, commented on the strong ride from the team today:
“Let’s say that today’s stage was a kind of strange one. This morning, we knew that it might be difficult to predict what would happen in a stage like that and riding this kind of stage under heavy rain and hard conditions. Everybody was sure that the Maglia Rosa would get a new owner, so nobody could’ve been sure who will control the race and what will happen. It was normal that 25 riders went in a breakaway out of, let’s say, potential and possible GC, and I maybe do not completely agree with the tactics of some strong teams, but then, we did our race. In the end, I may say that we tried to race in the best possible way to arrive in the finale aggressively. We were aware that Mikel had good legs and that we have a strong team, and I find it important to mention that Jan Tratnik managed to go successfully in the breakaway and had a great race. But unfortunately, the final kilometres were a bit too steep for him to bring home something more. The whole team did a great job today, and all our riders did their job, and even more than that was. We really rode as one”.

Mikel Landa shared his thoughts after the stage: “It was all day up and down, and the weather also made the race difficult. In the end, I look at my rivals, and I didn’t see looking good faces around me, so I tried. After the stage, I can smile, but 20 km before the finish line, I didn’t smile at all. I hope to recover a bit, and then we will have to face a challenging stage again, tomorrow and further on”.

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— Simona Mazzoleni to


Altra giornata all’attacco per l’Androni Giocattoli Sidermec che al Giro si fa vedere anche nella Piacenza-Sestola (187 chilometri), vissuta tutta sotto l’acqua. All’attacco, dopo una quarantina di chilometri, con un folto drappello, sono andati Filippo Tagliani e Nicola Venchiarutti (Bettiniphoto). I due dell’Androni Giocattoli Sidermec hanno chiuso al primo e secondo posto il traguardo volante di Rossena. Tagliani ha poi ceduto il passo dei primi attorno al 120° chilometro, mentre Venchiarutti è rimasto allo scoperto fino al 145° chilometro. La tappa è stata vinta dall’americano Dombrowski, con De MArchi nuova maglia rosa.
In casa Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Simon Pellaud guida sempre la classifica generale dei traguardi volanti, con Tagliani che è risalito al secondo posto. Tagliani è anche secondo nella classifica dei chilometri in fuga.
Domani quinta tappa per gli sprinter da Modena a Cattolica (177 chilometri).

— Team Androni Sidermec to